Sen. Hill named “Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow” by Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center

Posted: October 31, 2016 | Senator Hill

AUGUSTA – The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center has named Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Dawn Hill a “Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow,” and will honor her in a ceremony scheduled for December 1.

The fellowship program recognizes individuals with an extensive past or current career as a policymaker in Maine.

“I am humbled to be recognized by the Center for my work on behalf of Mainers,” said Sen. Hill, of York. “Margaret Chase Smith was a titan in Maine politics, and her legacy of civility and doing the people’s work set the standard by which I and my fellow legislators measure ourselves today.”

The purpose of the Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows program is to expose Maine policy leaders to University of Maine faculty, students and administration; improve educational experiences of students; and expand University and Policy Center contacts. During her visit, Sen. Hill will teach an undergraduate class, engage faculty about research and public policy, and meet with administration and graduate students.

“With the negative tone around the national election, it is encouraging to know that civil discussion and leadership is recognized, and expected, in Maine’s political environment,” Sen. Hill said. “I will always work collaboratively towards making our state a better place and representing Maine people.”

The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center was founded in 1990 and serves to improve and promote the quality of public discourse in Maine through research and engagement.

Margaret Chase Smith served 32 years in Congress and was the first woman elected to both the House and Senate.